Larry Lloyd oversees GoRail operations in the Midwest. GoRail is a non-profit, public interest organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans and building a stronger economy by promoting increased use of freight rail transportation as an alternative to continued reliance on an overcrowded and taxpayer-financed highway system.
Larry is also entering his 16th year of service to the nation with the US Army. Recently, Sergeant First Class Lloyd returned from a deployment to Bulgaria and Hungary where he lead a Civil Affairs Team that worked to bolster the resiliency of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Previously, as a Civil Affairs Team Sergeant, he worked with the Ugandan People's Defense Forces in support of AMISOM. A combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, Lloyd served with the 187th Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division as an infantry squad leader on over 250 combat missions. An advocate for a bold US on the world stage he has spent time in some of the world’s most troubled areas including the DMZ in Korea and Cyprus as well as Eastern Europe, the Horn of Africa, Israel and the Palestinian Territories.
Prior to joining GoRail he led a local chapter of the American Red Cross. His volunteer work has included serving on the board of Jackson’s Michigan Theatre as well as chairing the Legislative Committee for the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce. Three times he has traveled to Wroclaw, Poland with Albion College students to help restore a Jewish Cemetery. He currently serves as a commissioner on the Jackson County Parks Board.
Larry was a Cum Laude graduate of Albion College where he earned degrees in Political Science and Holocaust Studies. He is currently a candidate for a Master’s in Public Administration from Western Michigan University. He and his wife Kimberly have three children and live in Jackson, Michigan with their two dogs.